Articling Student Program

Hiring

The Guelph office hires two students for its articling program.

Rotations/Student Experience

Our students are exposed to a wide variety of experiences during their articling year. Students participate in two formal rotations — one in litigation and another in corporate — where they handle a variety of assignments, ranging from research to drafting documents. Our students are given the opportunity to, among other things, assist and accompany lawyers to discoveries, hearings, trials, mediations, commercial deal closings and client meetings. Students are also assigned and have full carriage of Small Claims Court files.

Social Activities

We encourage our students to participate in all aspects of firm life, including the firm’s social activities and student-specific activities through the local law associations.

Mentoring

As part of our support structure, articling students are paired with a partner who acts as their articling principal. Other members of the Student Committee also act as resources and liaisons to students.

Feedback

We evaluate our students’ progress through a formal evaluation process, which occurs mid-way through the articling program term (usually in January).

Professional Development

Throughout articling, students will continue their professional development with additional continuing legal education programs designed specifically for them. As in the summer program, students are invited to attend all firm-wide and practice-specific continuing legal education seminars.